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Why You Need a Tree Care Professional to Prune Your Trees

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Regular pruning is an essential part of tree care. It ensures that your tree grows healthy and strong, it enhances your tree's beauty, and it makes your property safer.

Though pruning may seem simple, it is possible to prune a tree incorrectly and inadvertently leave a tree open to issues like stunted growth, decay, and/or disease.

What does improper pruning look like and why does it hurt trees? Read on to find out!

Your Guide to Mistletoe

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We all know about the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, but what is mistletoe, exactly? If you spot mistletoe growing on your tree, should you count yourself lucky that you now have a supply of holiday décor or get rid of it?

We're answering all the questions you never even knew you had about mistletoe in this post, so let's get started!

Fall Tree Care Tips to Prevent Winter Burn on Your Evergreens

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One of the best things about evergreens is their ability to, well, stay green! Their vibrant leaves and needles keep your yard from looking like a barren wasteland in the winter.

The last thing you want is for a harsh, dry winter to damage your evergreens and turn that lovely green foliage brown, an injury otherwise known as winter burn.

Is there anything you can do in the fall to reduce the chances of winter burn harming the evergreens in your Charlotte, NC yard?

We're glad you asked!

This week, we're going over the things you can do in autumn to keep your evergreens healthy throughout the winter and into spring.

Staying Current on Electrical Hazards: Carolina Tree Care Takes Part in Annual EHAT

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Did you know that about half of all electrocution fatalities are from indirect contact? And that even a streetlamp circuit or phone line can have enough energy running through it to cause a fatality?

Those facts may not be top of mind for you, but they have to be for tree care professionals who work around power lines on a regular basis.

That's why continuous training, like our recent EHAT, is so important!

Read This Post Before You Plant a Leyland Cypress

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With fall officially underway, you may be thinking about planting some new trees in your yard. (If you're not, here are a few reasons why you should be.)

If you're looking for trees that would make for good hedges for your Charlotte, NC property, the Leyland cypress may come up in your research. These trees are relatively cheap, and since they're evergreens, they have the potential to provide privacy and color year-round. But their biggest selling point is their fast growth.

You may be thinking, "Great, a fast-growing tree is exactly what I need!" But before you set your heart on a row of Leyland cypresses, learn a little bit more about this potentially troublesome tree!

Strengthen Your Trees Against Late Summer Storms With These 7 Tips

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The beginning of September doesn't just signal the end of summer — it's also the start of what's typically the most active period for hurricanes.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there's a 60% chance that the 2022 hurricane season will be above normal.

Hurricanes and other severe weather events can be detrimental to your trees. Although the risk of failure is never zero, healthy trees have a much better chance at standing strong against the high winds and heavy rains that frequently blow through the Charlotte, NC area this time of year.

Follow these 7 tips to keep your trees healthy and strong and sleep a little easier during hurricane season!

Are Your Lawn Mowing Habits Hurting Your Tree?

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When a tree is unhealthy, you may look to the natural environment to try to figure out what's going on. Is there a disease or bug attacking it? Is it getting enough water? Is there a soil problem?

While any of those issues, or a combination of them, could lead to a sick tree, trees in urban environments have something more to contend with — us!

For instance, when you mow your lawn, do you mow over surface roots? Are you hitting your tree's trunk while using your string trimmer?

That could be what's behind the sick tree in your Charlotte, NC yard.

Keep reading to learn more about how lawn power tools can hurt your tree and how to protect your tree from damage!

Get to Know David Whitley, ISA-Certified Arborist

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A new arborist has joined Carolina Tree Care. Say hello to David Whitley!

Want to Plant Native Trees and Shrubs in Your Yard? Start Here.

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If your ideal yard includes fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees, and melodious birds, native trees and shrubs are a must. They're also vital if you want to support a healthy ecosystem.

This week, we're discussing why native trees and shrubs are so important. We're also giving you five native tree and shrub suggestions for your property in Charlotte, NC!

Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Pool in a Yard Full of Trees

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Finally installing the pool you've always wanted at your Charlotte, NC property? Although you may have to remove some trees to make room for your new pool, you may be wondering if you can leave trees around the perimeter or otherwise close by.

Trees provide beauty, privacy, shade, and many other benefits. It's no wonder you don't want to get rid of every tree in your yard!

But how close can a tree be to your pool? And which ones could cause trouble for your pool down the line?

This week, we're diving into what you should consider when it comes to trees and pools!

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